Mandela car crash trial postponed
The case against the driver of the car in which Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter Zenani was killed was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.
The case against Sizwe Mankazana was postponed to October 24.
One of the reasons for this was that the defence had applied to the high court for additional particulars relating to the case.
The State had not yet filed an answering affidavit to this, said State prosecutor Roger Mareume.
Members of Zenani Zanethemba Nomasonto Mandela's family were present in court, including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Madikizela-Mandela's bodyguards shielded her from members of the media and she left shortly after the case was postponed.
Mankazana, 23, is the son of Zwelakhe Mankazana, the partner of Mandela's daughter Zenani Mandela-Dlamini.
Mankazana junior was driving Zenani home from the Soccer World Cup concert at Orlando Stadium on June 11 last year when she was killed in a car accident. The crash came two days after her 13th birthday.
Mankazana initially faced charges of drunken driving and culpable homicide, but this was later converted to murder.